2018 Legacy Signature Events - Event date September 23rd, 2018
Join us for our yearly Signature events where we showcase our talented chefs and have the pleasure to make your acquaintance! We hope you get a chance to experience the Legacy Lifestyle at each event.


Patio Parties

Come join us at our Patio Parties where you can enjoy live music and sample delicious food served up by our very own fabulous, five star chefs. Feel free to bring a friend along with you!

Sunday, May 20
4:00 – 7:00pm
Legacy Terrace, 5700 Fremont St.


Sunday, June 3
4:00 – 7:00pm
Legacy Estates, 7200 Van Dorn


Sunday, September 16
4:00 – 7:00pm
The Legacy, 5600 Pioneers
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Capital City Culinary Classics

Wednesday, June 27

11:00am – 2:00pm

The Legacy

5600 Pioneers Blvd.

Your favorite treats from classic Lincoln restaurants are being served up at the Capital City Culinary Classics. Enjoy live music while munching on a number of timeless eats, including cheese frenchees from A&W and Arne Rolls – a famous cinnamon roll recipe from former Miller & Paine baker Arne Pederson – A Legacy Signature delight!



Legacy Estates Chef Showcase

Wednesday, August 1

11:00am – 2:00pm

Legacy Estates

7200 Van Dorn St.

We are mixing up a special complimentary event for you and your guests to savor. All you need to bring is your appetite! See our national award-winning chefs shine as they create their favorite gourmet dishes right in front of you. Join us for live cooking demonstrations featuring Asian Fusion, Progressive Mexican Cuisine, Lobster Bisque and more at the Chef Showcase!

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Terrace Town Carnival

Sunday, September 9

12:00 – 3:00pm

Legacy Terrace

5700 Fremont St.


This year’s carnival brings fun with a twist, with entertainment including a photo booth, balloon animals, carnival games, live music and of course, your favorite carnival eats! Join us on Grandparent’s Day and enjoy the carnival and with the entire family.

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An Open Letter to Caregivers

An open letter to caregivers

  • BY KAYLA SHAF / Retirement Living Advisor at The Legacy, 5600 Pioneers Blvd.

Dear Caregiver,

I just wanted you to know you are loved and supported. I admire caregivers like you because you continually educate yourself to discover ways to be the best caregiver you can be. You’re an advocate for your loved one. You help people when they are down. You don’t turn your back on someone in need – especially when it comes to family.

You’re doing a great job allowing your loved one to maintain their level of independence. You probably feel the urge to help them with every simple task, but you’re well aware of the benefits they receive from continuing to take part in the day-to-day activities. Maybe it’s making a family favorite recipe for dinner or an outing to a grandchild’s wedding. Whatever it is, you allow them to be themselves, maybe as a mother or father, husband or wife. You know their heart swells with pride when they get the opportunity to still fulfill that role.

I’m so glad to hear that you’re taking time for yourself and getting much needed rest when you can. I know you struggle to ask for help or it’s not always available, but it seems like you know just what to do with your free time, whether that’s relaxation, finally getting that new book you’ve been talking about, or checking out that new restaurant. I bet your loved one enjoys seeing you well rested and with a smile on your face.

I hope you know how appreciated you are and allow yourself to embrace that appreciation. I’m sure the days can seem long and sometimes trying. When it gets tough, give yourself grace. Seek to understand what your loved one is going through. Remember why you stepped up to become a caregiver. I think taking time to reflect helps you realize how much you are helping your loved one. What you’re doing is truly an incredible job!

Finally, I want to say thank you for being an example of love and compassion in our family and our community. You allow your loved one independence, give them the space that they need all while showering them with love and knowing when it’s time to take a moment for yourself. Watching you care for your loved one makes me strive to be a better, more empathetic person with everyone I come in contact with. I hope more people can learn from your actions. Take pride in what you do and never stop being the amazing person you are.


Kayla Shaf


First Ever Mission & Values Award Given
Congratulations to Jamie Norris, Estates’  Wellness Coordinator, for being chosen to receive the Legacy Mission & Values Award for 2017. Jamie was nominated for the award by a Legacy Estates resident.

Our CEO Greg Joyce gave out the award at the company’s annual Employee Appreciation Banquet held at Hillcrest Country Club on November 16th and stated, “Jamie is a great example of the vision of this award. She works with great passion and enthusiasm to benefit the lives of our residents.  She positively impacts the lives of others and lives out our mission and values every day.  We are so glad to have her as part of our Legacy family.”

Norris has worked for the company for 6 years and was selected from over 40 nominations, which were accepted from residents, resident family members and employees.
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Saltzman Wins Professional Award - Event date December 12th, 2017

The Legacy’s Chef Vic Saltzman was awarded the Professional of the Year Award on Friday, October 20th by the COAHP’s at their Annual Awards Meeting and Breakfast.

This award is given to an individual or group that has made positive contributions to older adult health promotion in Lincoln/Lancaster County. Vic was nominated for many reasons, including the fact that for the last 19 years, he has always put others before himself, whether it be for “his” residents or the staff he is responsible for and very proud to work with.


Legacy Arbors Gerontology Student Recognized

Activities Aide at the Legacy Arbors, Kaylee Amato, received a $500 scholarship from the COAHP during their annual breakfast meeting. Kaylee is presently studying Gerontology at the University of Lincoln while working part-time at the Legacy Arbors.

The Coalition for Older Health Promotion’s (COAHP) purpose is to facilitate opportunities to promote communication and coordination among providers by sharing information and identifying services and needs which impact older adults in southeast Nebraska.


Legacy Arbors Executive Director Larry Gadeken pictured with Kaylee Amato.


In theFall of 2017, Cheryl Olinger, a member of The Legacy’s nursing team received the 2017 Healthcare Hero Award from the Nebraska Assisted Living Association (NALA). The award was presented to Olinger at the association’s Fall Convention in Lincoln, Neb. for providing outstanding resident care. Olinger was nominated by The Legacy Director of Nursing, Nichole Hardy.
“Nebraska is filled with people like Cheryl who are providing quality care to assisted living facility residents every day. It is our pleasure to recognize her in this way,” said Heath Boddy, President and CEO of Nebraska Health Care Association.

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Where Do I Begin? - Event date October 24th, 2017


When it comes to retirement living, begin here! 

Join our senior living experts for a discussion on retirement living.

Get straightforward answers to questions you may have, such as:

– Independent or assisted living, and what is the difference?

– Are we ready?

– Can we afford it? (You may be surprised.)

– how can I help my parents?

– What are the first steps?


Two separate sessions will be available

Tuesday, October 24th at 11:30 AM – The Legacy, 5600 Pioneers Blvd. Lincoln, NE

Thursday, October 26th at 11:30 AM – Legacy Terrace, 5700 Fremont St. Lincoln, NE

Come for lunch prepared by our very own chefs and stay for a quick 30-minute How To on the best approach for exploring retirement living options.

RSVP online HERE or call 402.436.3000. Seating is limited!

The Legacy Mission & Values Award - Event date September 18th, 2017


Legacy Retirement Communities wants to encourage people to understand the power that they have to make a difference in our residents’ and co-workers’ lives and want to honor them for doing so. New this year, we are have created an award to acknowledge those co-workers who live out our mission and values every day. This award will be presented to the person who works with great passion and enthusiasm to benefit the lives of our residents. This person is motivated by the gratification of positively impacting the lives of others and simply doing the right thing for the right reasons. To nominate an employee who you think stands out above the rest, please fill out the form via the link www.LegacyRetirement.com/awards/

Help Vote us Best of Lincoln! - Event date June 20th, 2017

Please help us get voted the BEST OF LINCOLN again this year!!



Don’t forget:
You may only vote once. Voting ends June 30th.

Thank you for taking the time to vote!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame! - Event date June 26th, 2016

We are heading to Kansas City to cheer on the World Series Champion Kansas City Royals to victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday, June 26th at Kaufman Stadium.  We’ll bring the peanuts and cracker jacks!

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For more information call 402-436-3000.

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